Cyril Clarence GASKIN

GASKIN, Cyril Clarence

Service Number: 6033
Enlisted: 11 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ararat, Vic., 15 November 1894
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed by car, Victoria Parade, Geelong, Vic., 19 July 1954, aged 59 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Ararat Shire of Ararat WWI Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

11 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6033, 8th Infantry Battalion
28 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6033, 8th Infantry Battalion
28 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6033, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Driver made fatal error
Geelong:, Thursday
The driver of a car which killed two men on July 19 had committed an error of judgment, Mr. N. B. J. Johnson, the Geelong deputy coroner, decided at the inquest today. He found that Raymond Francis Matheson, of Bellerine st., Geelong, was attempting to pass an S.E.C. truck in Victoria pde., Geelong, when his car got out of control and swerved across the road into the men. The dead men were Cyril
Clarence Gaskin, 60, of Portarlington, building foreman, and John James Grace, 58, cartage contractor, of Darling st., East Geelong.